Rebellion against the capitalist digital realm seems alluring in the same way that tipping over cars does while apart of a mob. In the heat of the moment, the act might feel like a statement to some establishment, but in reality, an innocent owner of the vehicle takes the hit. The question then becomes how can we express our dissatisfaction against the system without harming (possibly innocent) individuals? In Chris Gilliard’s “Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms,” he speaks of “leveraging the classroom to make visible the effects of surveillance capitalism” (Gilliard). I am concerned with this statement for a few reasons. Firstly, any timeRead More →

After reading Manifesto and Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms, I have a deeper understanding of the problem and have lived through the transformation from, “no internet” to now and comprehend that we are now global at our fingertips giving us access to more facts in nano seconds. The world wide web is the way of the future and there is no stopping it, so finding a way to navigate through all this information is crucial and takes patience. Solving problems with humanities and art is a good start to a global issue. I am excited to see what we can come up with as a groupRead More →

Shel Savage is a transfer student making this her “third year” at UC San Diego studying Art History as a Major and Minor in Film Production. Her interests in history and technology have led her to the KNIT R & D platform to research and develop ideas. Also to curate making KNIT a platform, that is to easy to navigate. This will be done creatively with research and collaboration with a team of students dedicated to the humanities.Read More →

  Zach is a 3rd year transfer student at UCSD pursuing an education in both Philosophy and creative writing. He served for 8 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an electronics technician before becoming a full-time academic, humanities enthusiast, and pedant of language. By combining his background and scholastic endeavors, he hopes to write both creative fiction and creative nonfiction that blends the humanities with the sciences. Zach is committed to the intersection of humanities and technology, and is excited to explore how the two can be integrated.Read More →

Sebastian Sanchez is a third-year undergraduate student at UC San Diego majoring in English Literature and Writing. He was part of the PATH program during summer 2018, and his current activities include work-life balance, taking advantage of all the opportunities at UCSD, and growing his podcast. In the future, he hopes to be an expert on the Mexican/American border with a goal to develop ideas and plans to better the border and its remote cities. Sebastian is extremely excited to be working with his fellow researchers, and the incredible organization of Knit R&D.Read More →

(gender pronouns: she/her/hers) Kelly Clemen is a third-year undergraduate student at UC San Diego, majoring in Literature/Cultural Studies and planning to minor in Ethnic Studies. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society at Miramar College, and was a SDCCD PATH mentee and 2018 PATH Academy student. Her current endeavors include balancing education and work, as well as finding a place for herself in this new world of education. Kelly is excited to learn more about the digital humanities and the impacts of this technology on higher education.Read More →

Michael is a transfer student and former SDCCD PATH Mentee pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at UC San Diego. He is particularly interested in the study of philosophical logic and its role in the development of the technological devices surrounding us, as well as the influence that various forms of media play in shaping our perceptions of the world. He is thrilled to be involved with the KNIT R&D team and looks forward to sharing and shaping ideas alongside his fellow Arts & Humanities students.    Read More →

Erin is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at UC San Diego, and director of KNIT, a digital commons that currently serves UC San Diego, the San Diego Community College District, and San Diego State University. She has a Ph.D. in English and a Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy from The CUNY Graduate Center. KNIT R&D puts into practice ideas from her dissertation about technology practices in higher education: “Software of the Oppressed: Reprogramming the Invisible Discipline.” Her website is More →